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MEPs set to vote for new parliament chief

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

MEPs will vote tomorrow on who will replaced Germany’s Martin Schulz as the head of the European Parliament.

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New Year, new election in France

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

With the dawn of the New Year, the presidential hopefuls from France's mainstream political parties have begun to set out their plans ahead of the vote in the spring.

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What will happen in 2017?

January: It is likely to be a busy start to the year for Europhiles in Romania and Bulgaria: as soon as they finish celebrations to welcome in the new year, they begin toasting their decade as members

January: It is likely to be a busy start to the year for Europhiles in Romania and Bulgaria: as soon as they finish celebrations to welcome in the new year, they begin toasting their decade as members

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A fourth term in office for Evo Morales?

The Bolivian president has agreed to stand for a fourth mandate in 2019, after his party nominated him as candidate. This is despite a constitutional referendum in February.

The Bolivian president has agreed to stand for a fourth mandate in 2019, after his party nominated him as candidate. This is despite a constitutional referendum in February.

Europe

EU's Schulz set to bow out as candidates line up to replace him

Outgoing European parliament president Martin Schulz has hit out at so-called populist parties as he prepares to run in Germany’s federal elections.

Outgoing European parliament president Martin Schulz has hit out at so-called populist parties as he prepares to run in Germany’s federal elections.

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Both sides in FYROM election claim victory

Macedonia’s parliamentary election appears virtually tied with both sides in the former Yugoslavian Republic claiming victory.

Macedonia’s parliamentary election appears virtually tied with both sides in the former Yugoslavian Republic claiming victory.

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Ex-Interior minister wins presidency in Transdniestria

Voters in Moldova’s breakaway Transdniestria region have elected former interior minister Vadim Krasnoselskii, as their new president.

Voters in Moldova’s breakaway Transdniestria region have elected former interior minister Vadim Krasnoselskii, as their new president.

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What would a Fillon presidency mean for French foreign policy?

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

Widely tipped to be France’s next President, François Fillon stormed to victory in US-style primaries last weekend to become the centre-right’s candidate.

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Van der Bellen and Hofer neck and neck ahead of Austrian run off vote

Alexander van der Bellen, an independent candidate, is neck and neck with Norbert Hofer, from the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) ahead of a re-run of Austria’s run-off presidential…

Alexander van der Bellen, an independent candidate, is neck and neck with Norbert Hofer, from the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) ahead of a re-run of Austria’s run-off presidential…

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Fatah re-elects Mahmoud Abbas

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

The Palestinian President has opened the first congress of his Fatah party for seven years. An estimated 1,300 delegates gathered to elect new leaders and discuss longer-term policy.

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Haiti elects new president

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

Provisional results suggest Jovenel Moise has won the presidential election in Haiti. The political novice has won a majority in the first round, avoiding a second round runoff.

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Two women defy the odds to run for president in Somalia

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

Somalia is a patriarchal society which has never had a female leader till until recently when two women took a step to make that dream a reality.

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Marine Le Pen won't be France's next president, says Juncker

Jean Claude Juncker addresses the 'big issues' affecting Europe and the EU today. From Trump, to Brexit and the rise of the far-right.

Jean Claude Juncker addresses the 'big issues' affecting Europe and the EU today. From Trump, to Brexit and the rise of the far-right.

Business

Post-truth era

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

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Is Moldova heading for an early election?

The pro-Russian winner of Moldova's presidential election says he will push for early parliamentary elections next year.

The pro-Russian winner of Moldova's presidential election says he will push for early parliamentary elections next year.

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Trump triumph 'invites Putin to launch more invasions'

Donald Trump’s election triumph undermines Europe’s security and invites Vladimir Putin to launch further invasions, it’s been claimed. The

Donald Trump’s election triumph undermines Europe’s security and invites Vladimir Putin to launch further invasions, it’s been claimed. The

Business

Business winners and losers from the Trump presidency

The world's business leaders are busy assessing whether their companies will gain or suffer from Donald Trump's proposed policy changes.

The world's business leaders are busy assessing whether their companies will gain or suffer from Donald Trump's proposed policy changes.

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Twitter mocks Nigerian preacher for deleting anti-Trump prophecy

Popular Nigerian television evangelist, T.B. Joshua, has deleted the Facebook post in which he predicted a close contest in the United States (US) elections of November 8.

Popular Nigerian television evangelist, T.B. Joshua, has deleted the Facebook post in which he predicted a close contest in the United States (US) elections of November 8.